• December 2, 2022

Eagles Practice In Preparation For The Rams

The Eagles got in a practice today at the Nova Care Complex. Of course they’re preparing for the first game of the season against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. The workout was closed to the media. The Rams are coached by former Eagles linebacker coach Steve Spagnuolo.

I’m sure the Birds offensive line is getting a lot of work against the blitz and different overload shifts which Spags likes to employ.

I like the mindset of the Eagles defensive line. Trent Cole said the Birds defensive line is like a bunch of hungry lions fighting over a piece of meat. That’s their attitude with regard to getting to the quarterback.

They must stop Pro Bowl running back Steven Jackson, then get pressure on the Rams outstanding young quarterback Sam Bradford.

I noticed that the Rams signed former Eagles tight end, Stephen Spach, who happens to be a very good run blocker. I would imagine the Rams think establishing a running game would give them a great chance to win this football game.

The two players who agreed to take pay cuts and have their contracts restructured, Winston Justice and Juqua Parker practiced today.

Rookie guard Danny Watkins at first refused to talk to the media, then reconsidered a took some time to talk about preparing for the first game. Obviously the young man is dealing with a lot. He’s dealing with more media than he’s ever faced and he’s got the pressure of learning this offense and blocking his man.

Center Jamaal Jackson said he was okay with being a backup for now.

Safety Nate Allen worked with first team today and split reps with fellow safety Jarrad Page.

Backup quarterback Vince Young didn’t practice today and he recovers from the hamstring strain he suffered against the New York Jets.

The Birds signed a tight end Anthony Hill and wide receiver Ronald Johnson to the practice squad.

On a side note: Rob Ryan, who is defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys said this about his brother, Rex’s feet controversy, “Hell, I’m freakier than he is. And my wife has nice feet too.”


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September 5, 2011 4:44 pm

Did the offence score on every drive in practice? The QB said they were unstoppable, so I assume this happened.

September 5, 2011 4:51 pm

Nope, the D is elite just like our offense.
Our O finally gets some room for error where the world is not on their shoulders.
We’ll be getting better field position, more forced turnovers, and less redzone TDs allowed

September 5, 2011 8:03 pm

I thought nate allen was a free safety anyone know why hes listed as a strong safety on the eagles depth chart?

September 5, 2011 8:34 pm

supermanvick – Juan Casti changed the titles. Seems dumb to me, just a new verbiage twist to put his spin on things. They still say that the safety roles will be interchangeable though so it’s pretty marginal in terms of what effect it will have.

September 5, 2011 9:11 pm

he certainly isnt strong lol.. the weakest saftey we got.. nate allen should never see the field..

September 5, 2011 10:24 pm

Listen out for a guy Named Lance Kendricks for the rams. He has Antonio Gates written all over him. He’s been Bradford’s favorite target all preseason. If we can stop the tight end and contain Steven Jackson it’ll be a W.

September 6, 2011 2:15 am

The DF & OFis not elite!!! Elite defenses don’t have a hole the size of the Grand Canyon, in the center of the back of the DF. We have 3 good CB’s & a good front 4. That’s it. Elite offenses don’t have a O-line that can not block or give time for your QB to make plays. Stop with the friggen exaggerations already!! Don’t get me wrong, our has a chance to be very good, but 2 of your top 3 Wr’s have to get healthy, & let’s face it, the O-line is going to be a giant concern all year! I hope i’m wrong & they grow up & mesh quick, or else it is going to be a long, painful, messy year for Vick!

September 6, 2011 11:47 pm

thanks schiller, that is pretty odd